Pursue a new career, recertification or interest with College of the Mainland’s continuing education classes, now open for registration.

Professional and technical training — in fields such as welding, mechanical maintenance, child care and health care — help individuals meet their career goals.

Individuals also can explore new interests with physical fitness, the arts or foreign language classes.

Classes are held at the main campus in Texas City or the COM Learning Center-North County in League City.

View www.com.edu/ce or call 409-933-8586.

Senior adult classes now registering

Serving more than 1,000 students, COM’s Senior Adult Program provides classes for a variety of interests. Unleash your creativity in painting, quilting, drawing or photography classes.

Tone with total body fitness, water exercise, yoga or weight training classes. Computer classes range from the basics to learning to use digital scrapbooking software.

The program also sponsors trips to venues such as the Alvin Opry and Pirate Museum as well as lectures on topics affecting seniors from fraud prevention to health care updates.

Classes are open to adults of any age, but trips and lectures are open to those 55 and older.

The Senior Adult Program is located at the COM Learning Center-Delmar in La Marque

Call 409-933-8226 or visit www.com.edu/ce.

Summer registration open

Students have two options for summer classes: the Summer I Session beginning May 31 and the Summer II Session beginning July 5.

Register for Summer I courses by May 30 and by July 3 for Summer II courses. Classes are offered in person and online.

Call 409-933-8264 or visit www.com.edu/register.

Free lunch and learn on workplace safety

Workplace falls, while among the most common causes of serious job-related injuries and deaths, also rank among the most preventable.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22, the Small Business Safety and Health Center at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute will host a free lunch and learn for small business owners and managers.

The workshop will outline how construction and industry workplaces can implement a successful fall-prevention campaign.

Ron Sokol, certified safety professional, will be the guest speaker. The president and CEO of the Safety Council of Texas City, Sokol has been in the safety industry for more than 30 years.

Lunch is included for those who RSVP by May 19 to Guinn Sharpe at gsharpe@com.edu or at 409-933-8338.

“Fall Prevention at Work” will be held at Room 112 of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, 320 Delany Road, in La Marque.

Inside COM is compiled by the communications office at College of the Mainland.

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